Throughout the year the club awards other special awards including
1992 Alf Caldwell
1993 Robyn Koellner
1994 Rhonda van Bracht
1995 Peter Eaton
2001 Hans Cremerius
2002 Dennis Curtis
2003 Geoff Lucas
2007 Frank Scott
2009 Dick Ruse
2012 Janelle Curtis
2012 Robert Blacker
2012 Tony Hanscombe
2019 Keri Blacker
2019 Peter Bolst
Peter Eaton Memorial Consistency Award
Peter Eaton Award Criteria
Peter moved to Bega in 1976 with wife Val & daughters Tess & Katrina to run the store at north Bega. He was quick to recognise that there was a niche for squash courts in the town so he had them built. At the age of 36 Peter took up squash seriously and quickly became the best in the district. He went on to win our club championship 9 times, coached numerous juniors including his own daughters who both won our ladies championship.
The “Peter Eaton award” however recognises more the highly competitive attitude he bought to the game. None can recall him ever missing a match- for any reason. Once you were selected to his team a bond was formed and you were a team. Team practice was mandatory, not whether but how often. All were on hand at 7pm to watch your 3 team- mates play, everyone scored or refereed, and all commiserated or celebrated the teams result. Peter would do what ever it took, within the rules (& sometimes only just) to win. Losing was not an option.
Standards set by Peter in the formative days of our club ensured a keen interest and smooth running with a good supply of well-tutored juniors.
The person who receives this coveted award each year is the person recognised by the committee as best upholding his spirit in the following:
- Dedication to his sport & his team, Peter was a champion but his win meant nothing if the team didn’t win- it’s a team sport.
- Placing a high priority on being available for each match.
- Once on the court winning is everything & you must give your all while still showing good sportsmanship.
- Off the court it is your duty to fully support your team- mates with advice or verbal encouragement.
Peter Eaton Awardees
Club Person of the Year
This award is chosen by votes collected from all members
|2012||Dennis Curtis & Janelle Curtis|
|2010||Rhonda Lane & Janelle Curtis|
|2007||Zip Summerell and Leanne Heyhorn|
Other Special Awards
Most Improved Player
Presented at the end of each year
Karen Jamieson Memorial Award
Most valuable masters & other tournament player for the year
Player Appreciation Certificates
For long standing service to the club - presented once each year
Each comp awards are given to players who have not lost a match. Players must have played and won their own game each week for 10 weeks. You are not eligible for an If you have not played each of your 10 matches